Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· April, 2017

Stories about North America from April, 2017

A Cultural Immersion Program Lets Students ‘Study Abroad’ With Immigrant Families in the US

Sure, some students can manage to study abroad. But City Stay, in the state of Minnesota, is putting a twist on the concept, making it local and far more accessible.

How Two Students in the US Turned Their Online Popularity Into Big Money for Famine Aid in Somalia

It began with a video of Liban Adam drinking a giant bowl of camel’s milk and ended in a one-month $80,000 fundraiser.

It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast

Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.

How the United States Has Become a Problem for Indians

To learn more about the lives of Indians in Donald Trump's America, Global Voices spoke to two Indian young men about their aborted plans to study in the United States.

Puerto Ricans Hold a ‘Vigil for Light and Truth’ to Demand an Audit of Public Debt

"The people of Puerto Rico refuse to pay a debt that is not ours. We will not choose between education or healthcare. Our elders will not have their pensions reduced."

So You’d Like to Start Computing in Your Own Language

Twelve tips for free software localization for minoritized and indigenous languages.

Lebanon's King of Comedy Is on a Global Mission to Make Everyone Laugh at the Same Joke. It's Working.

When Nemr About Nassar told his Arab dad he was going to become a comedian, his response was, "You want to become a clown?"

The Convenient Uses of Mexico's “Foreign Enemy” Doctrine

"The doctrine, before being imparted to its recipients, came with a dose of shock therapy, plus several months amplifying the panic-ridden discourse in the United States prior to the elections."

Russian Journalists Say One of NYT's Pulitzer-Winning Stories Was Stolen

The New York Times won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for ten articles on Russia. The Russian website Meduza says one of those stories was stolen.

Sisi's Visit to the White House Met with Controversial Reactions in Egypt

On the chessboard of Egyptian politics, Sisi's relations with the United States is no small matter. But how are Egyptians reacting?

Organizations Try to Fight ‘Brain Waste’ and Get Highly Trained Immigrants in the US Back to Work

Many immigrants' previous professions can slip away because of red tape, economics and hefty requirements. "Welcome Back" centers are trying to help with the hurdles.

International Fact-Checking Day Celebrated Worldwide: #FactCheckIt!

Fact-checkers around the world have declared April 2 as a day dedicated to verification and truth. Are you with them?

Happy April Fool’s Day from the Russian Embassy

It's April Fool's Day, and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs brought its A-game.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site